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This is a slideshow of our jaunt to the San Diego area for a weekend in December 2000. Kel and I met at the Oakland airport after work on Friday, (I work 5 minutes away). Our American flight was delayed by a half-hour but we got to LAX in time for our American Eagle connection to San Diego. Despite the delays we got to the terminal only 10 minutes late and there we were met by Kel's Dad Lynn and his wife Jan, who were our hosts for the weekend. They recently moved to Ramona CA from the Bay Area and we were coming down to see their new house.

The first 2 pictures were taken at dinner that first night. The next day we went to the San Diego Wild Animal Park which was really cool, then we had dinner in Julian, a little gold rush town nearby. Sunday morning we had a big breakfast with Jan's sister Suzanne and her husband Ernie who live about a block away. We took a tour of their house which is a slightly different configuration. They are also having a pool put in which was kinda fun to see. Around 2:00 they got us to the airport with plenty of time before our flight out, which ended up leaving early!

Once at LAX however things did not go as smoothly. We boarded our plane to Oakland only to be told to get back off the plane 10 minutes later due to a mechanical difficulty. At first the gate agents were not very informative. It didn't help that we had some very vocal assholes threatening to sue etc. They told us they were trying to get another plane but would not know for sure until 20 minutes later, and even then the flight would probably not leave for another 3 hours. They offered to swap tickets for people who wouldn't mind going to SFO in 2 hours, which just about every asshole in line opted to do. It was good riddance as far as I was concerned, and absolutely hysterical when 15 minutes later they announced that a new plane would be leaving for Oakland in 15 minutes! The plane was much quieter with all the whiners shipped off to SFO (and still waiting to board after we landed in Oakland!:) I love it when stuff like that happens :).

All in all a fun trip.

Text Last Modified Sat Mar 22 06:36:44 2003

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Big Meat
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Mid chew
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Front of the new house.

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Rear View
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Their living room.
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Their Kitchen

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Piano Room
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Elephant at the Wild Animal Park
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The African Plain

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Water Buffalo
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The whole family
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The Godfather

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Exotic Birds
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Feeding the giraffe
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